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Results of the Colin Sutton Cup for Humour 2019

On Tuesday 4th June Lynne Mortimer returned to the group to give her verdict on the Colin Sutton Cup for humour.

The results are as follows:

1st Place: Roses Are Red by Jon Platten

2nd Place: Father Brown by Iain Andrews

Joint Third Place: Unleash the Dogs of Brexit by Robin Parkinson

Joint Third Place: Toblerone anyone? by Cathy Rushworth

Highly Commended: Diversites by Barré Funnell

 

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Left to right: Barré Funnell (Highly Commended), Robin Parkinson (Joint Third), Jon Platten (First place), Lynne Mortimer (Adjudicator), Iain Andrews (Second Place), Kate Le Cornu (Joint Third)

There were twelve entries and Lynne commented that each one had the potential for publication.

The NWC would like to thank Lynne Mortimer for her tremendous efforts in judging the entries.

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Glowing Reviews for Gill Blanchard

Member Gill Blanchard has received amazing reviews for her book ‘Tracing Your House History’, which was published  19th July 2017. Well done Gill!

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‘This book has been thoroughly researched and presented; and I believe it should be considered the book for those researching houses or a One-Place Study. It was a true delight to read and review.’

– FFHS

 

‘Among the most comprehensive books on tracing house history, packing a great deal of information into just over 200 pages. A complete guide to house history.’

– Your Family Tree

 

‘I was particularly impressed by the great detail the author goes into with each source and how she explains some of the mystifying terms used in old documents. Highlighting the relevant websites as you progress through each chapter is another useful tool, and the ‘Finding…’ part at the end of each section is a great idea, as it can help you hunt down sources with ease. Gill’s text is not only easy to follow for beginners, but also contains up-to-date information for more experienced researchers. It may inspire those who think they have exhausted all records on a particular house to pick up their notes and try again.’

– WDYTYA Magazine

 

 

 

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Terrifying Tales

Congratulations to our Vice-chair Kathy Joy for having her short horror story picked up for professional narration:

 

The original story can be read here: https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/ayhco3/my_perfect_little_boy/

Well done Kathy for an engaging and terrifying story. Perhaps it will inspire those looking to enter the Olga Sinclair Competition this year themed to ‘spooks’.

 

 

 

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Unexpected coincidence, luck and fate

On Tuesday 15th January 2019, in place of the advertised speaker, Chairman Phyllida Scrivens and author of Escaping Hitler (Pen and Sword 2016) and The Lady Lord Mayors of Norwich (Pen and Sword 2018), gave the Circle the very first showing of her new illustrated talk called: ‘When the Past collides with the Present – Remarkable true stories of unexpected coincidence, luck and fate when researching biography.’

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Members were transported back to 1930s Norwich, 1940s Gloucestershire and Suffolk, 1950s Harwich and to various locations in Nazi Germany.  Members were invited to give constructive criticism and ideas of how to improve this presentation, which makes it debut at The Out and About Club in Norwich on Wednesday 23rd January.

The meeting concluded with light refreshments and a raffle.

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Congratulations To Gill!

cover.jpgNWC member Gill Blachard has recently had not one but TWO books published.

First is I Therefore Post Him as a Coward: An anatomy of a Norfolk scandal, which documents a disagreement between a clergyman and a knight in 1836 and how it affected the small Norfolk town it took place in

Next is Lawson Lies Still in the Thames: The Extraordinary Life of Vice-Admiral Sir John Lawson, which details extraordinary life of John Lawson.

Both books are available for purchase.

Well done Gill!